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are in the nature of the bomb. >>> up next, abc's senior national correspondent jim avila, shows us just how far the blast from the bombs traveled. >> reporter: the killer bombs likely contained less than two pounds of common black powder explosive, says one of the nations leading ied experts. even leaving the characteristic white smoke. bombs designed to spread terror and death with a lethal blast of metal shrapnel. >> looks like he was out to kill and maim. >> reporter: hold it right there. here we see windows blown out here, but the buildings themselves are intact. what does that tell us about what this bomber wanted to do? >> that he did not want to take down the building. that wasn't his main target. it was to disrupt the marathon and kill people in that immediate area. >> reporter: houston says this is classic ied design, the kill zone from the blast, one to two yards. according to the accounts from the bomb's site, powerful enough to knock a runner off his feet ten yards away. and topple another man on his couch from the third floor of the building next door, 20 yards away. >> it looks li
several years ago. the owner of the jim says it is unlikely the two ever crossed paths. >> one of those injured in the terror attack is a 11-year-old boy martinez boy. there is promising news. he ate his first solid meal since the injury. he was struck in the leg by shrapnel. we have information about several community fund-raisers for aaron and his family posted at abc7news.com under see it on tv. >> people flying to san francisco from boston expressed relief that the second suspect had been captured alive. they also described an eerily quiet city they left behind. john has their story from sfo. >> passengers arriving at sfo had just come from a boston they had never seen before. with the manhunt underway, boston was shut down. no taxis or amtrak for hours. >> it was very quiet. eerily quiet. a lot of people stayed home from work. >> she wore her marathon medal. she had to stop because of the explosion. during the flight the pilot announced that the second suspect had been captured. >> few people clapping. for me it was just relief for my family that lives back there and was dealing wi
30 victims who were missing a limb. abc's jim avila reports on how this tragedy unfolded. >> reporter: two hours after the winners crossed, 4:09 into the race, the amateur runners still filling boston's boylston street, two rapid-fire explosions at the finish line. >> something just blew up! [ explosion ] >> run! go! >> reporter: turning the cherished boston marathon into what one hospital official called a war zone. >> i crossed the 26-mile marker and i saw the first explosion happen. there was some commotion. i saw a fire and smoke. and i didn't know what it was. and then from about me to where that gentleman is standing over there, i literally saw the garbage barrel explode. i saw the flash, the fire, the smoke, and i just ran as fast as i could. >> reporter: cameras were rolling from many angles as the force of the blast actually knocks over at least within of the marathoners. look again. most of the injuries, though, suffered by spectators who came to celebrate the finish. >> a bomb went off. and it knocked me to the ground. and then, you know, everybody started running, panickin
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